after reading this and thinking about this I think David was talking about going deeper it his spirituality. after trying unsuccessfully to to attain the spiritual level he was going for out of nowhere it hit him like a ton of bricks.
this is actually a good metaphor for kayaking to me. Like when you first start and you really have to work try hard to make everything come together and work, then one day you get on the river and everything just flows. you just slide in and out of eddies, etc. everything starts to click. The river is no longer work and becomes the pure of the purest fun.
Ben I am glad you posted this, Having a church background its fun to Discuss.